About Scroll Saw Author John A. Nelson

Best Selling Author

John has spent thousands of hours at the scroll saw

Scroll Saw Author John A. Nelson

John A. Nelson is considered a master craftsman by scroll saw enthusiasts and is a frequent contributor to Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts magazine. He is the author of 10 books about scroll sawing, including The Complete Guide to Making Wooden Clocks, 50 Easy Weekend Scroll Saw Projects, Making Wooden Baskets on Your Scroll Saw, and Inspirational Scroll Saw Projects. John has spent thousands of hours at the scroll saw, authored dozens of patterns, and built some of the most beautiful examples of scrollwork to be found.

Although John designs a variety of different patterns, he is most known for his Victorian era patterns.

Best Sellers

Complete Guide to Making Wooden Clocks, 3rd Edition

Complete Guide to Making Wooden Clocks, 3rd Edition

37 Woodworking Projects for Traditional, Shaker, & Contemporary Designs
Scroll Saw Workbook 3rd Edition

Scroll Saw Workbook, 3rd Edition

Learn to Master Your Scroll Saw in 25 Skill-Building Chapters
Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts Issue 77 Winter 2019

Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts Issue 77 Winter 2019

Old-Timey Pull Toys – Scroll every inch of these classic designs–even the wheels!

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